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The Riders 1 August 2003

So, who are the riders to watch this time? Porter was due to ride in the TT but injury prevented him so he's back at the Manx and keen to win. He did a lap of 114.74mph while winning the Newcomers' last year at a race average speed of 112.43mph. Guy Martin, who electrified meetings at Scarborough and Billown earlier in the season, unfortunately looks like being a non-starter through injury. John Burrows seemed a little off-tune at the BSB support race at Mondello but looks forward to showing his mettle again back on Manx roads.

Darren Burns has also impressed in Ireland and has entries for the 250 Newcomers and the 600cc Junior, though in the latter his 250cc Honda is unlikely to be in with a real shout. Fellow Ulsterman Barry Davidson would like to add to his 250 Newcomers' triumph of last year. Alex Donaldson is another from Northern Ireland going for Newcomers' glory.

Besides Porter, the main classes look like providing good challenges for a number of riders, such as local rider Tom Clucas who has progressed immensely since his runner-up placing last year and he now commands respect among considerably more experienced racers. The Isle of Man also offers Paul Duckett, who was third in the 2000 Senior but rode carrying an injury from the Southern 100 last year. He is again backed by Investasure.

The Jackson brothers from Preston are also sure to be very firmly near the front while Davy Morgan intends moving on to the TT in 2004 so will be keen to leave as a winner, having already notched up three second places. Ian Pattinson from Weardale counts a 117.90mph lap in his 13-replica winning CV.

In the Classic classes, most of the usual contenders are back. Eight-times winner Bill Swallow no longer has Bob Heath to contend with, but faces no let-up when ranged against Jason Griffiths, Dave Madsen-Mygdal, Chris McGahan, Bob Price, Derek Whalley, John Loder and Tony Myers, to name but a few. The Lightweight 250 in particular has a fiercely competitive line-up including Roy Richardson, Barry Wood and Ewan Hamilton.

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